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A preteen's life is changed after befriending the new girl at school.

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Storyline

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess cope with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000

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bully | reality | race | imagination | friend | See more »

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Discover a place that will never leave you, and a friendship that will change you forever. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language | See all certifications »

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16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,045,444 (UK) (4 May 2007)

Gross:

$82,234,139 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Trivia

Due to the fact that there are no squirrels in New Zealand, all squirrel shots were either prerecorded or digitally added in. See more »

Goofs

The class is singing "Someday" in one scene. We see a staff on the board with a key signature containing one sharp indicating G Major. However, they are singing "Someday" in A Major, which has a three-sharp key signature. We assume the students are still learning about single sharps and flats. See more »

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Jesse Aarons: [crying] Is it like the Bible says? Is she going to Hell?
Jack Aarons: I don't know everything about God, but I do know he's not going to send that little girl to Hell.
Jesse Aarons: [sobs] Then I'm going to Hell, because it's all my fault.
Jack Aarons: Don't you think that, even for a minute.
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Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »

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Performed by The Skies of America
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Major Hit Brewing
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw the premiere and the movie has all the earmarks of a major hit. You never know for sure with American audiences but this is a very beautiful and engaging film. It REALLY outclasses any number of recent movies marketed at kids and it is one of the few I've seen that shows honest portrayals of both children and adults. No one, not even the bullies, is a stereotype or caricature. The novel is a masterpiece, but this film holds its own. With so many films, you walk out, whether amused or annoyed, and soon forget most of what you saw. Not so with Bridge--it stays with you, as it should. Go and enjoy...and then pass the word.


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